|workshop, to have or not to have||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hungerford, David (dghungerforducdavis.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 21 Jun 94 16:02 CDT|
monika stumpf wrote: >The Monterey group is facing the decision whether or how large a workshop >to have. People are lined up all along the contiuum from a large (2 car >garage size) to nothing at all. The latter one(s) are concerned about >insurance cost. Have you guys programmed your need for a shop? What activities do your members currently engage in which require such a space? When we designed Muir Commons we gave up our garages. And we have missed them terribly since our shop wasn't completed (damn, I still need to paint the barge trim) until this Spring. Alas, storage of (my)stuff/(your)junk isn't appropriate there, but it is the place where some of us will maintain our cars, build shelves, sharpen shovels, and maybe throw pots and restore antiques. The group as a whole is outfitting a basic wood shop (table saw, radial arm saw, drill press, grinder, shop vac) with individuals or small groups of buyers donating additional items (router table; jointer/planer.) BUT, we have a number of avid woodworkers and just as avid car repairers and bike worker-oners in the group, so this elaborate setup (>900 sqft) is appropriate. Although our shop is a separate building (noise and land use considerations), we programmed it as part of the common house. And my advice, since you asked, is to follow that model. Ask the question above just as you asked it about smaller kitchens, smaller living rooms, and fewer bedrooms. By the way, be sure to include *someplace* to store junk in your house, or in common facilities. Our experience has been that only the most compulsive junk tossers in our group have not suffered from lack of storage. Where ARE you going to put your camping equipment, skis, bicycles, childhood sled, the empty bottle collection and carboys for beermaking, and that box of books you just can't part with? David Hungerford Muir Commons
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